June 19, 2023
MANILA – Carlos Yulo delivered a better performance in the Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships after pocketing two more gold medals on Sunday in Singapore.
The Tokyo Olympian kept his composure in the vault despite a faulty landing in his first try to retain the title, before topping the parallel bars at the OCBC Hall later on.
Overall, Yulo collected three gold medals counting the floor exercise victory on Saturday while grabbing the silver medal in the individual all-around.
Yulo’s erroneous landing got him 13.966 points before scoring 14.633 in his second vault for a 14.299 average good enough to prevent Uzbekistan’s Abdulaziz Mirvaliev (14.083) and Korea’s Jaeho Kim (13.766) from taking the crown he also won last year in Doha, Qatar.
The 23-year-old Filipino dynamo earned 15.266 points in the parallel bars, beating Japan’s Shinnosuke Oka (15.133) and China’s Dehang Yin (15.100).
Yulo capped another scintillating performance in the continental championships with a bronze medal in the high bar (14.033) behind gold medalist Hao Tian of China (14.533) and silver performer Oka (14.533).
Meanwhile, Emma Lauren Malabuyo claimed a silver medal in the women’s floor exercise while Aleah Finnegan came up with a pair of bronzes in the balance beam and vault.
Yulo delivered a better performance compared to his three-gold, one-silver output in Doha.
Up next for the two-time world champion is the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium late September, which is a qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics.